Securities and Exchange Commission deputy chief accountant Andrew D. Bailey Jr. will leave the commission in December.

In a statement, chief accountant Don Nicolaisen praised Bailey's contributions since joining the SEC in January 2004 to lead the agency's audit group. Nicolaisen said that Bailey was a big part of efforts to implement Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and establish a working relationship with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

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